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Ellacombe, John Lawrence Wemyss

Date of birth:
February 28th, 1920 (Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia)
Date of death:
May 11th, 2004
Service number:
43031
Nationality:
Rhodesian (British Protectorate,1924-1964)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 151 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1942
Citation:
"This officer is a keen-and courageous fighter pilot. Although he was severely wounded in the Battle of Britain, Flight Lieutenant Ellacombe immediately resumed operational flying upon recovery. He has carried out numerous flights by night in all weather conditions and he has destroyed 2 and probably destroyed a further 2 enemy aircraft.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 487 (RNZAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Second DFC awarded as a bar.

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